In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside Brandi Couvillion’ Studio

Brandi Couvillion’s style of jewelry making is one that takes important pieces of the past and preserves it with intricacy. Many of them boast metal etchings of historic New Orleans maps – some dating from as early as the 1700s pulled from archives, and others have remnants of unlikely antiques that she has collected.  

In the Community + The Cajun Navy: Every Man A Hero

The response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been characterized by numerous grassroots efforts. Louisiana’s Cajun Navy is one of the most notable efforts in response to the flooding of East Texas. Another grassroots effort, Principals Helping Principals, provides support to affected schools in Texas. They have already received over 300 requests for assistance and this… Read more »

Events + Art Crush

Since 1994, art lovers in New Orleans have ushered in the first weekend of August dressed in all-white linen, celebrating a communal attraction to contemporary art with a sense of whimsy and lightheartedness reminiscent of a school yard crush. In conjunction with White Linen Night on Saturday, August 5th, The Old No. 77 Hotel &… Read more »

In the Community + Louisiana Contemporary

Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and… Read more »

For the Art Lover + How to Start Your Art Collection on a Budget

We want to help you begin your own personal art collection. In this post you’ll find easy ways to think about how to begin collecting. Define your art style. Look around and discover what you like. Art is not just hanging on your walls. In New Orleans, art is all around us. It’s the jewelry we wear. It’s… Read more »

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight IV: Must-See Murals in Fat City

Fat City is Metairie’s business hub, but was once a nightlife hotspot. The rise of office buildings and apartments also meant the decline of tourism and foot traffic. The community was searching for a way to reclaim attention in a new, innovative way. The community decided to dive head first into the The Fat City Mural… Read more »

Events + (Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul

“Soul is a feeling, a truth. It is the state of mind that we encounter music and culture, whether from New Orleans or from around the world. Soul is the essence of expression, and it informs our creative energy, spirit, and life. The title that I’ve chosen is the same title of the song recorded… Read more »